About this event

  • Date and time Fri 6 Dec 2019 from 9:15am to 12:30pm
  • Organised by Otology

Harvard Professor Dr Dennis Poe and a host of top specialists will give you a comprehensive overview of the Eustachian tube and common otological issues.

In the first half of the meeting, Dr Poe will share his immense knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the Eustachian tube. In the second half, an expert panel of UK otologists will join him to tackle a range of taxing but common otological issues.

By the end of the meeting, participants should understand the functioning of the Eustachian tube in health and have a better understanding of the role of Eustachian tube balloon dilatation and of the assessment and management of the patulous Eustachian tube.

Issues covered in the roundtable will help delegates manage a wide variety of otological conditions including:

  • The assessment of the postnasal space in patients with unilateral glue ear
  • The role of anticoagulation in ear surgery
  • Management of tympanic membrane retraction pockets
  • The role of obliteration in mastoid surgery
  • Techniques for tympanic membrane repair
  • Management of osteomyelitis of the skull base

Tickets

Standard pricing available until 05 December 2019.

Member

RSM Member
£0.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£70.00 £20.00 £20.00 £5.00

Key speakers

Dr Dennis Poe

Dr Dennis Poe

Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School and a full-time faculty member of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communications Enhancement at Boston Children’s Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Dennis Poe is a Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School and a full-time faculty member of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communications Enhancement at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he is the incumbent recipient of the Sarah Fuller Chair in Neurotology.  He studied medicine at State University of New York Upstate Medical University, trained in Otolaryngology at the University of Chicago, and did a Neurotology fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee with Michael E. Glasscock, MD III. He has spent his career in Boston, MA practicing Otology/Neurotology and Skull base surgery.  He has worked to develop minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques and developed new procedures for Eustachian tube disorders.  His research activities focus on otitis media and disorders of the Eustachian tube, specifically investigating the inflammatory basis of Eustachian tube dysfunction and conducting research on novel medical and surgical treatments.  He completed a PhD in 2011 at the University of Tampere, Finland in Pathophysiology and Surgical Treatment of the Eustachian tube and did postdoctoral work with Prof. Ilmari Pyykkö, PI for the NanoEar European Union consortium on nanotechnology for targeted delivery of inner ear and middle ear therapy.  He runs the International Eustachian Tube Study Group.  He participated in the design of a balloon dilation device for the Eustachian tube and served as the principal investigator for a multicenter clinical trial of Balloon Dilation of the Eustachian Tube that concluded in 2016. On 16 September 2016, the FDA issued the clearance for the balloon dilation device, which represented a significant achievement as it became the first ever treatment for the Eustachian tube, medical or surgical, to be approved by the FDA.  This milestone has opened the door for subsequent treatments for Eustachian tube disorders.  He was a consultant to the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery for the recently published Clinical Consensus Statement Committee on balloon dilation.  He is traveling extensively to provide education about Eustachian tube disorders and treatments, including helping to introduce the balloon procedure to surgeons.

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Eustachian tube dysfunction

Professor Dennis Poe, Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Director of Otology and Neurotology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Patulous eustachian tube management

Professor Dennis Poe, Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Director of Otology and Neurotology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Tea and coffee break
Hearing medicines discovery

Jessica Lee

Practical everyday otology roundtable

Chris Aldren, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon, Windsor, President, Otology Section, Royal Society of Medicine
Professor Dennis Poe
Ian Bottrill, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
James Tysome, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Samuel Mackeith, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Manor Hospital, Oxford and John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Kay Chacksfield, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust

Close of meeting